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Warm air returns

A good deal of the month of August has been unseasonably cool for the Midwest and Great Lakes. We visited Cincinnati at just the right time, as a warm front was on the verge of lifting north and returning southern Ohio to a more appropriate pattern. As the warm front lifted north, it was a bit more capable than expected, drawing in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico further south than had been demarcated in the forecast, as Tropical Storm Gert moved away from the subtropical low’s influence. Every outlet thought that rain would avoid the Queen City, and everyone was wrong, leaving it to the temperature forecast. There was a three way tie atop the leaderboard, as Victoria-Weather, Accuweather and Forecast.io all tied for the victory.
Actuals: Monday – Trace of rain, High 81, Low 68
Tuesday – High 87, Low 66

Grade: C-D

Cincinnati, Ohio

Hello! I’ve been on vacation for the past week or so. Let’s touch base with the weather again by taking a look at Cincinnati, right in the middle of the country. That should give us a pretty good idea how things are going.

At 552PM, eastern time, Cincinnati was reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with partly cloudy skiees. A pleasant batch of surface high pressure was parked over the Great Lakes. Aloft, a broad area of low pressure over Hudson Bay was ensuring that southern Ohio and northern Kentucky remained cool. Tropical Storm Gert over the southern Gulf Stream was managing to draw any moist flow away from the pull of the subtropical trough in Canada, allowing Ohio Cincinnati to remain dry for the time being.
As Gert and the Canadian low shift to the east, they will allow for a surface ridge to drive to the north ahead of the next upper level trough. With it will come a return to warm, humid air more associated with the dog days of summer. There s a chance for some increased cloudiness as the warm air presses north, but the rain showers attached to the warm front should emerge north of Cincinnati.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 84, Low 62
Tuesday – Partly cloudy, warmer and stuffier, High 87, Low 65

TWC: Tomorrow- Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 85, Low 62
Tuesday – Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 89, Low 66

AW: Tomorrow – Beautiful with periods of clouds and sun High 82, Low 62
Tuesday – Partly sunny and humid High 88, Low 64

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 84, Low 63
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 89, Low 64

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 85, Low 63
Tuesday – Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing, High 88, Low 67

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 84, Low 63
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 90, Low 64

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 84, Low 64
Tuesday – Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 90, Low 66

It’s been unseasonably cool across much of the eastern portion of the country, but it looks like that is going to be changing course over the next few days. Here is a look at the satellite over the eastern US, with Gert pictured off the coast.

Warming up in November, just like normal

Halloween in Cincinnati was a little bit on the cool side, with highs in the low 60s, only getting cooler as trick or treat time loomed. Imagine the surprise of residents, then, when the temperature made its way all the way up into the low 80s on Tuesday. That sounds nice, but trust me, nobody wants to trick or treat when its that warm. You just sweat through your costume, It wasn’t a complete surprise, I suppose. Forecast.io had a very good forecast.
Actuals: Monday – High 63, Low 51
Tuesday – High 82, Low 56

Grade: B-C

Cincinnati, Ohio

Happy Halloween! Let’s have a forecast for the city that hosts an NFL team that wears orange and black, shall we?

At 1252, PM, ET, Cincinnati was reporting a temperature of 55 degres with overcast skies. It was warmer under the overcast this evening, and a look to the northwest saw temperatures in northern Indiana 10-15 degrees cooler. There was a northerly flow across the region behind a weak boundary in central Kentucky, with high pressure building across the Great Lakes.
Satellite shows that the clouds in the area are very thin, and as a result should burn off quickly tomorrow morning. The weak low introducing the clouds will shift away quickly, and a developing feature in the northern High Plains will bring about more southerly flow. Expect unseasonably warm temperatures for the Cincinnati region as October turns to November.
Tomorrow – increasingly clear, High 62, Low 49
Tuesday – Sunny, a bit breezy and much warmer. High 77, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day High 65, Low 47
Tuesday – Sunshine and clouds mixed. Near record high temperatures. High 82, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – Cooler but pleasant with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 64, Low 46
Tuesday – Warmer with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 80, Low 53

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy High 63, Low 46
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy High 81, Low 53

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. High 63, Low 46
Tuesday – Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing. Much warmer. High 78, Low 55

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 63, Low 46
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 81, Low 54

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. high 67, Low 50
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 82, Low 57

That is a very large bump to the temperature in Cincinnati. Enjoy the delayed autumn! Satellite barely shows any clouds over Ohio. This suggests low tops, which means a thin layer. Should clear our quick tomorrow!


Indianapolis, Indiana

My collegiate home state! I went to school in Indiana, and now I get to forecast there. Let’s see how the weather is looking.

At 453PM, ET, Indianapolis was reporting a temperature of 74 degrees with mostly sunny skies. An area of low pressure moving through the Upper Midwest is inducing a brisk south wind that is introducing above normal temperatures, without the expense of added humidity.
A weak low off the Georgia Coast is intercepting any moisture that would otherwise be available for this feature. As a result, the cold front associated with the big system in the Midwest will be inactive until after it moves through Indianapolis. The boundary will move through late Monday into Tuesday morning, so the cloudiness and drop in temperature will not really be noted through either Monday or Tuesday.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 7, Low 5
Tuesday – Clouds early, then clearing. High 63, Low 50

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny, High 79, Low 55
Tuesday – Sunny, High 67, Low 51

AW: Tomorrow – Warm with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 76, Low 55
Tuesday – Cooler with plenty of sun High 64, Low 49

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 78, Low 55
Tuesday – Sunny High 63, Low 47

WB: Tomorrow – Patchy fog in the morning, mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon, High 78, Low 49
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 67, Low 49

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny with Isolated Showers High 79, Low 52
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 68, Low 48

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the evening. High 80, Low 52
Tuesday – Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.High 67, Low 51

It’s pretty hit or miss that there would be any showers in Cincinnati. This will be an interesting verification. Let’s take a gander at the satellite.

Cincinnati, Ohio to Dalton, Georgia

Hey! Let’s squeeze in a road trip tomorrow, shall we? I’m somewhat surprised to say that this is going to be an under 6 hour trip covering only 375 miles. That will put us at a pace of 65mph through the mountains of Appalachia. I guess we had might as well get this thing started.


There is a cool high pressure over the southeastern part of the country, with warmer, moister flow riding the back end of the ridge. That means a lot of fog and drizzle in the Plains, and some of it will be working east through the Great Lakes. It won’t spread south into Cincinnati, not as damp as it is in the Midwest, but that’s as close as we will get to precipitation on the entire drive. Just a little bit of drizzle in northern Ohio, and that’s about it. It’s going to be a nice, clear sunny drive through the mountains to Dalton.


Cincinnati, Ohio

We’re going to close out our week with a trip to the Ohio River. The Queen City is the site for today’s forecast.

At 1052AM, ET, Cincinnati was reporting a temperature of 29 degrees and overcast skies. There was a window of clearing surrounding the Cincinnati area, but in general, low clouds were being noted across the southern Great Lakes. Where there weren’t clouds, there was lingering fog, yet to burn off.
The cooler temperatures were being found in the wake of a strong area of low pressure and a lingering upper level trough still found in New England. At the surface, however, a moisture rich west wind from a ridge in the Midwest was helping induce the fog and ceilings. As the trough begins to shift towards the Canadian Maritimes, temperatures will warm up, but the shear aloft will dissipate, and moisture will become more vertically integrated. As a result, clouds will become thicker and the threat for some drizzle will emerge, though the light rain is considerably more likely west of Cincinnati as well as in higher terrain well east of town.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy to overcast, High 44, Low 29
Sunday – Overcast, High 50, Low 34

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy, High 44, Low 30
Sunday – Cloudy, High 58, Low 37

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 46, Low 27
Sunday – Mostly cloudy High 48, Low 37

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 44, Low 28
Sunday – Mostly cloudy, High 47, Low 35

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 45, Loe 28
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, High 48, Low 35

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 45, Low 28
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, High 46, Low 36

This isn’t awful. If you’re getting 50 degrees in December, why mind a few clouds? It’s pretty low right now in Cincy, though.

Eastern Monsoon

While the monsoon is getting revved up over the Western US, Cincinnati was subject to their own monsoon over the last couple of days. Friday saw a few showers in the morning before drying out for most of the day. Saturday, however, saw a plume of rain shift south to north over the city, dropping nearly 2 inches of rain before midnight came around. Because of all of this cloud cover, temperatures stayed relatively low, only peeking at 80. VW took home the title with their excellent temperature prognostication.

Friday: 0.10 inches of precip. High 77, Low 66.
Saturday: 1.89 inches of precip. High 80, Low 66.
Forecast Grade: A

Cincinnati, Ohio to Houma, Louisiana

Another day, another road trip. This trip is another fairly brief adventure, covering only a day and a half as we head south to the Gulf Coast. It is 858 miles, roughly, between the two cities, and our ground speed will be about 64mph. Our first day on the road, as a result, will be done after 512 miles. Shall we proceed?

Our forecasts this week have taken us through the most miserable weather in the country, it seems. Indeed, our first day in the car will take us along I-65, which is along the western flank of this showery stream. There will be another wave will be moving through this plume of moisture, ejecting from the broader Gulf low, and we will intersect our route around Nashville. Expect some light rain south through Kentucky, but then heavy rain will be fairly likely from Nashville on to Tuscaloosa, our destination for the day. Let me underscore this again, it’s going to be heavy rain from Nashville to Birmingham, certainly, and hopefully it will taper off for the last half hour or so.

The area of low pressure over the Gulf will continue to drive west, so our inland threat from rain and isolated thunderstorms will be allayed. There will still be some rain, certainly, especially across southern Mississippi, but as we get close to the coast, the threat will really lessen. We might get to Houma and enjoy a break in the rainy weather.

Wheeling, West Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio

We are taking a short little trip today, from West Virginia to Ohio. It’s only 230 miles between the two cities and it will take under 4 hours to cover the ground. That’s an average speed of about 60.5mph. Let’s hit the open road.

The past two forecasts should have informed you that the the Ohio area is going to be inundated with rain, moving south to north along the back edge of a Bermuda High. More specifically now, we can tell that the chance for rain will be fairly low in the first hour or so of our trek. Between Wheeling and Zanesville, things will be fairly dry. Somewhere between Zanesvile and Columbus, though, we will run into some pretty heavy rain. The best chance of inundating, rain will be around Columbus, but there is a fair chance that we will arrive in Cincinnati as the city is between rounds of heavy rain. Bring an umbrella.